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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Vitesse Mitsubishi Carisma MSX in 1:43 scale

A Vitesse Mitsubishi Carisma MSX in 1:43 scale, color "flame red".

From Wikipedia:
The Mitsubishi Carisma is a large family car produced for the European market
by Mitsubishi Motors from 1995 to 2004. The model name was derived from a
combination of the English car and the Greek kharisma, meaning "divine gift".
It was co-developed with Volvo, sharing its chassis with the first generation of
the Volvo S40, and built at the NedCar factory in Born, Netherlands, which the
two companies co-owned at the time. Over 350,000 were built during its
production run.
Available as a 4-door saloon or a 5-door hatchback, it featured gasoline engines
from 1.3 L (introduced later in life) to 1.8 L, a 1.8 L gasoline direct
injection engine, and 90 hp (67 kW) Renault F8Q 1.9 L turbodiesel powerplants
sourced from Renault, later with the 100 hp (70 kW) 1.9 DI-D common rail diesel
F9Q engine, the same as used in both Volvo and Renault cars.
In spite of its name, the Carisma had a fairly neutral design as a result of
being Mitsubishi's first attempt to target the traditionally conservative
European company car market. Even when receiving a midlife facelift in 2001
that characteristic was not improved. The car was placed between the Lancer and
the Galant, although after production ended, the Lancer took its place in
Mitsubishi's European range.
In several markets where the Lancer was not available, the Evolution version was
rebadged as a Mitsubishi Carisma GT.
The chassis was also used by Proton to develop the Proton Waja.

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